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Dr. Kelly Henning

Public Health

Dr. Kelly Henning has led the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health program since its inception in 2007. She is a medical doctor and epidemiologist trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and public health.

Projects under her direction include the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, a 17-year, more than $1 billion global program aimed at curbing the tobacco epidemic in low- and middle-income countries; the Food Policy Program, a global, multi-year effort to support public health policies aimed at promoting healthy food choices; the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, a commitment to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries in 15 countries and 27 cities; the Drowning Prevention Program, which collects data on drowning and tests high-potential interventions to prevent drowning deaths among high-risk populations; and the Data for Health initiative, which enables more than 40 countries to vastly improve public health data collection.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Philanthropies, Dr. Henning was an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. From 2003-2006, she served as Director of the newly formed Division of Epidemiology at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Dr. Henning received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and was a fellow in Infectious Diseases at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She completed Internal Medicine training at the University of Pennsylvania and received her Epidemiology training in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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